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Sorbus alnifolia

Sorbus alnifolia
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Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Sorbus alnifolia - Cultivation Notes

Thrives on most fertile well drained soils, being suited to chalk soils. Prefers planting in full sun. Prune out dead / diseased wood in summer and look out for fire blight - causing rapid die back - cut out and burn.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Sorbus alnifolia:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Sorbus alnifolia:

  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour
  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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